Metropolitan Centre Streetscape

 
The Character Coalition has commissioned indicative images to illustrate the general appearance of streetscapes proposed under the Draft Unitary Plan.

The following before and after shots of Great South Rd, driving south into the Papakura town centre, are indicative of the mass and height that would be possible, as Papakura town centre is to be zoned as a Metropolitan Centre (maximum height 72.5m, 18 storeys).

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papakura-after-aCouncil planners have only quibbled about the look of the buildings, saying they would fail to meet the form and design guidelines (which will not be mandatory). So the heritage listed Selwyn Chapel, one of our oldest churches in the region could be overshadowed by high-rises, as demonstrated.

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